‘The Conscience of the Airline Industry’


Of ALPA’s three strategic goals, the safety and security of our members, our passengers, and our cargo is the original cornerstone. In 1931, the mission was simple: keep airline pilots alive. Hence, “Schedule with Safety” was appropriately adopted as the union’s motto, and it continues to be a strong guiding force for the Association.

ALPA’s solid track record of safety advancements and accomplishments in nearly 87 years has fortunately allowed the union’s expertise and advocacy to widen in scope beyond that of safety. ALPA pilots and staff are equally known as experts in pilot representation and the future of the profession. But it’s important to note that the moniker “the conscience of the airline industry” continues to be ever present in every aspect of the union’s work. And today that’s borne out by the hundreds of pilot representatives who make up ALPA’s Air Safety Organization (ASO). Their work ensures that air travel remains the safest mode of transportation in North America—now and in the future.

Click the links below to learn more about the pilots who compose the world’s largest nongovernmental safety organization and address the critical aspects of aviation safety, security, pilot assistance, and jumpseat. You’ll also learn about related committees that address cargo, remote operations, and flight-time/duty-time.

This article was originally published in the April 2018 issue of Air Line Pilot.

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